Salmon Fishing Spotty Off Mendocino Coast
Salmon fishing is spotty off Fort Bragg, while the albacore fishing is very good on the days anglers are able to get out.
Randy Marino of Captain Tuna Sportfishing reported three salmon ranging from 6 pounds to the mid twenties for two anglers on Sunday, September 15. His salmon trip on the next day, Monday, produced two fish in the 15 to 16 pound range for two anglers.
“We’re hooking the fish while trolling purple haze hoochies and anchovies in front of the mill at 60 to 80 feet deep, he sated. “
Rough offshore weather has prevented the boats from tuna fishing lately. The latest albacore trip by Marino on Monday, September 9 ended up with 40 tuna for 4 guys. Four previous trips produced 25, 27, 21 and 18 tuna.
“Most fish are running from 15 to 18 pounds, but we’re seeing some larger ones in the 30 pound class also,” he noted. “We are running into different groups of fish each time out.”
“Trolled Mexican Flag Tuna Clones are producing the top action,” he added. “The fish were showing at from 15 to 20 miles from the harbor, but now they are showing 40 to 45 miles offshore.”
Anglers are getting a few Pacific halbitu in 300 feet of water, reported Mike Carlotti at Englund Marine. Albacore fishing has been good when the weather boat, but the fish have moved 60 to 70 miles.
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